Kelly M. Goedert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Goedert is a cognitive psychologist specializing in visuomotor biases, attention, learning, and causal inference.
I am a cognitive psychologist with strong interests in cognitive neuroscience. I teach in the Department of Psychology and in Seton Hall's Data Visualization and Analysis program. I pursue two lines of research: In one line of research I investigate the mechanism of visuomotor biases in both healthy individuals and individuals with neurological damage. In a second line of research I investigate how people use contingency or correlational information to make inferences about the causes of events in their environment. Most recently, I am investigating how visuomotor attentional biases may influence the ability of an individual to acquire information about how events in their environment are correlated.
- Ph.D., University of Virginia
- M.A., Western Kentucky University
- B.A., Western Kentucky University
- Co-investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant to investigate prism adaptation as a treatment for post-stroke neglect.
- Effects of prism adaptation on motor-intentional spatial bias in neglect
Neuroreport, 22(14), 700- 705,
- Prism adaptation differently affects motor-intentional and perceptual-attentional biases in healthy individuals
Neuropsychologia, 49, 2718– 2727,
- Asymmetrical effects of adaptation to left and right shifting prisms depends on pre-existing attentional biases
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16, 795 – 804,
- Causal discounting in the presence of a stronger cue is due to bias
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(2), 213 – 218,
- Spacing practice sessions across days earlier rather than later in training improves performance of a visuomotor skill
Experimental Brain Research, 189(2), 189- 197,
- Discounting and conditionalization: Dissociable cognitive processes in human causal inference
Psychological Science, 16(8), 590- 595,